Rock the Route draws a crowd

More than 10,000 people turned out for a red-dirt good time Thursday as Yukon hosted its second annual Rock the Route.

The award-winning street concert brought in throngs of people, said Jenna Roberson, the city of Yukon’s public information officer.

From electronic bull riding to bubble pools to country music, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

Roberson said there were an estimated 10,000 people at this year’s event, despite competing against several other activities in the community, including pep rallies and a battle of the bands, a competition between Yukon and Mustang high school drumlines.

In addition, the event was competing against Oklahoma State University’s opening game against the University of Tulsa.

Roberson said the city was very pleased with the turnout.

The headline act for the event was the Randy Rogers Band, who rocked the area between Third and Sixth streets until about 10:30 p.m.

They brought all their hits to the stage and kept the crowd rockin’ throughout.

But it wasn’t just the headliners who were a hit. So were both opening acts.

Reckless Kelly, a group from Austin, Texas, had many of those in attendance dancing in the streets, while Patron Aint’s kicked off the event with a lengthy set.

Roberson said based on the turnout, the event likely will return next year.

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